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The school has a dynamic and vibrant Music Department. Every learner is involved in school singing during singing practice and assembly periods. There is also a Foundation Phase Choir for girls in Grades 3 and a Senior Choir for girls in Grade 4-7. All girls in these grades are encouraged to audition and to be part of these choirs regardless of whether or not they take individual music lessons. VP has an excellent choral reputation amongst the schools in Grahamstown/Makhanda and our girls are often invited to entertain groups and to participate in cultural events.

All classes in the Pre-Primary and Foundation Phase enjoy class music lessons as part of the school curriculum. Each week the Pre-Primary girls sing and learn to play percussion instruments and in addition to this the Grade 1-3s also learn to play the recorder. From Grade 4-6 each class has Performing Arts lessons incorporating Music, Dance and Drama. In Grade 7 girls select which of the performing arts they wish to pursue and they attend classes that focus on these art forms. 

Our two music teachers also offer lessons on the piano, violin, cello, flute and recorder. These individual music lessons take place during the school day. Our teachers also prepare these young musicians for Trinity College and Royal Schools Music Examinations.

Our instrumentalists all perform both individually and as part of an ensemble during the course of each year. There are concerts that showcase our soloists and we also have an orchestra, where girls learn valuable ensemble skills. Our school orchestra entertains parents and visitors regularly and also participates in inter-school cultural events. The girls enjoy performing for an audience and their music is always well received.

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